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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 32

    ALI, ABOUL HHASSAN, DE MAROC. Traité instruments astronomiques des Arabes. Paris: l'Imprimerie Royale, 1834-35. 2 volumes in one, 4° (273 x 216mm). Half titles, 37 lithographed plates by Houbloup, numbered 1-24, 26-38 (some very light marginal browning). Late 19th-century half roan, original front wrappers bound-in, top edges gilt, others uncut (very rubbed, original wrappers laid down). Provenance: House of Commons Library (armorial on sides, bookplate and disposal stamp) -- British Astronomical Association (stamps on bookplate, wrapper and title). INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER ON HALF TITLE: "A Monseiur Raoul Rochette, membre de l'Institut de France etc etc, L. AM. Sédillot".

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    ALI, ABOUL HHASSAN, DE MAROC. Traité instruments astronomiques des Arabes. Paris: l'Imprimerie Royale, 1834-35. 2 volumes in one, 4° (273 x 216mm). Half titles, 37 lithographed plates by Houbloup, numbered 1-24, 26-38 (some very light marginal browning). Late 19th-century half roan, original front wrappers bound-in, top edges gilt, others uncut (very rubbed, original wrappers laid down). Provenance: House of Commons Library (armorial on sides, bookplate and disposal stamp) -- British Astronomical Association (stamps on bookplate, wrapper and title). INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER ON HALF TITLE: "A Monseiur Raoul Rochette, membre de l'Institut de France etc etc, L. AM. Sédillot".

    BENTLEY, John. A Historical View of the Hindu Astronomy, from the earliest dawn of that science in India, to the present time. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1825. 8° (214 x 133mm). Half title, 9 folding engraved plates (all plates very waterstained, text with a few spots). Contemporary half calf, top edges gilt (rebacked, extremities rubbed, front endpaper starting to detach). Provenance: House of Commons Library (armorial on sides, bookplate and disposal stamp) -- British Astronomical Association (stamps on bookplate, free-endpaper and title). First published in 1823. (2)


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